A book that keeps you reading long after you plan on putting it down ranks high for me. Not only is it entertaining, but you look forward to getting back into the book each and every time you pick it up, if you have the self-control to ever put it down. That is what reading this book “Open Your Heart” by Ruth Cherry, PhD has done for me. Typical of much of philosophical and self-help/spiritual fiction I’ve read, it has much in the way of insightful candor and grand scale epiphanies, reasoning and questioning to lead one to a higher state of being and awareness, yet it still remains inventive and very creative. With each evolving scene, you won’t know who… or what… will show up next and how they will affect Anne’s growth. The plot moved quickly and even though some traditional literary archetypes show up, it is not in the usual way, which is refreshing. Loved the ending. Another wonderful book by Dr. Ruth Cherry, and I will be looking forward to reading more from her in the future. (5 stars)

-Cody Brighton